Main Street Bench Blues
The Police Complaints Board
The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power
Author: Tony Farrell
Date: 24th July 2019
cc: JAH (CHRIST); Fidel Patron (METHODIST MINISTER); Ian McGrail (THE POLICE COMMISSIONER); Cavallo Soane (FRAUD); Joey Britto (CHAIR OF GIBRALTAR POLICE AUTHORITY); Barbara Glasson (PRESIDENT OF THE UK METHODIST CONFERENCE); Carmel Zammit (BISHOP OF GIBRALTAR); Ewan MacLean (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND); Robin Gill (CHURCH OF ENGLAND); Michael Mifsud (BETHEL CHURCH); Michael Aguilera (NEW LIFE CHURCH); Douglas Cummings (ALPHA); Church Leaders (GOSPEL HALL); Jehova’s Witnesses’ (Kingdom Hall).
PART ONE – NATURE OF THE COMPLAINT
1. This is a complaint against the criminal conduct of two officers from the Royal Gibraltar Police.
2. The nature of the complaint is fourfold.
3. One of the police officers stole my display-board, while the other police officer stood by and allowed himself to be complicit in the criminal act.
4. Both police officers made repeated threats to arrest me if I did not comply with their orders, which were UNLAWFUL.
5. Both police officers failed to keep their promises and arrest me when I refused to comply with their UNLAWFUL orders.
6. The Royal Gibraltar Police have so far abjectly failed to return my possessions which two of their officers stole from me.
PART TWO – DESCRIPTION OF THE INCIDENT
7. On 21st July 2019, some time after the start of the Sunday morning worship service at the Gibraltar Methodist Church, I strategically placed a large portable display-board outside the church premises, laying it against the rear of the park bench, with an important scriptural message on it, facing the church entrance doors. I then began what was intended to be a silent and peaceful vigil outside.
8. The display-board with its message was deliberately positioned there, so that it could be easily seen by members of the congregation exiting the church premises after, and not before, the worship service.
9. For over two hours, a silent vigil was performed outside the church, and at some time, approximately between 1:30pm and 2:30pm, two uniformed police officers from the Royal Gibraltar Police approached me, and after some brief discussions, they then stole my display-board.
10. Just prior to stealing my display-board, the two police officers, informed me that they had just received a complaint from the Gibraltar Methodist church.
11. I do not know the identity of the complainant, but it seems reasonable to assume that the complaint originated from a church member who ironically took exception to the display of Christ’s words and that of His Apostles in New Testament Scripture.
12. Neither do I know the identity of either of the two police officers involved in the theft, as no collar-numbers were seen by me.
13. That’s not to accuse them of not wearing their collar-numbers correctly, rather it is to say that at no stage did I recall seeing them when wanting to see them.
14. The A0 sized display-board merely contained the following Holy Scripture, as taken from JAH’s King of kings’ Holy Bible.
6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt NOT be as the hypocrites [ARE]: for they love to pray standing in the churches and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward (they have been seen by men, but God will not answer them).
6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, pray to thy Father in private (Enoch 56:5; Sura 7:55); and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly (by answering you).
6:7 But when ye pray, use NOT vain repetitions, as the heathen [DO]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
6:8 Be NOT ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, BEFORE ye ask Him.
17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
16. An alleged offence of “harassment” was mentioned, although the nature of the alleged “harassment” was never once explained to me, and I was left at a complete loss as to how I was harassing anyone, by quoting Christ’s words to people who claim to be Christians.
17. I was sat on a bench in a public area beside a display-board showing Holy Scripture from Christ’s very own King of kings’ Bible, while doing one of my silent vigils, the likes of which the Police Commissioner is already familiar with from this time last year.
Commissioner’s on The Rock
18. After looking at the display-board, and presumably reading what was on it, the two police officers asked me if the exhibit was mine. I replied in the affirmative.
19. One of the police officers then asked me why I did not take my protest across to Spain. I replied that it was not a protest, but it was a message from Christ for the churches in Gibraltar.
20. I would like to add here that the message is also very poignant for British Israelite Sovereignty and Jurisdiction.
21. Notwithstanding the above, the first police officer said it was Sunday, very hot, and he was in no mood to enter into any discussions about it.
22. Then he repeatedly instructed me to leave the area, and take my display-board with me, so as to avoid a breach of the peace.
23. Repeatedly, I respectfully and courteously refused to budge, as I knew I was doing absolutely nothing wrong, and from my time as a Principal Intelligence Analyst in the police, including a Home Office award winning year spent as a Volunteer Special Constable in the UK, I knew full well that I was acting within The LAW, and I also knew that I was there in accordance with Father’s will, and Christ’s full approval.
24. How I was supposed to be at risk of breaching the peace, equipped merely with a display-board with Holy Scripture on it, was never satisfactorily explained to me.
25. At no stage was there any confrontation with any church-goer, either inside, or outside the church. I did not enter the church on Sunday. Furthermore, my interaction with the two police officers was at all times polite and good-natured, throughout.
26. While remaining seated on a public bench, I was repeatedly asked to move away from the nearby church premises.
27. However, as I was not on the church premises, but rather on a public pavement, sat on a park bench, I quite reasonably refused to budge.
28. Despite my entitlement to be sat on a public bench, I was repeatedly told that if did not move away from the area and take with me my display-board, then I faced arrest.
29. The two police officers were UNLAWFULLY ordering me to go against The Word of God, under the threat of an arrest.
30. In response to each and every repeated warning, I repeatedly pointed out to the two police officers that they were acting without jurisdiction, and I repeatedly reminded them that no offence whatsoever had been committed by me.
31. There was no harassment, no breach of the peace, and if anyone was threatening to breach the peace, it most certainly wasn’t me. In fact it was my peace that was being disturbed by the police.
32. To all parties concerned, let me be quite clear on this. I remained peaceful, passive, and friendly at all times, and I challenge anyone present during the day, as potential witnesses, to provide any evidence whatsoever to the contrary.
33. Politely, and in a totally non-threatening manner, I gently informed the two police officers that if they felt such a compulsion to move me on, then they had better arrest me UNLAWFULLY, if they so wished, because I was not going anywhere voluntarily without an arrest.
34. The police officers were reassured that I would not resist arrest, if that’s indeed what they wanted to do to me.
35. In order to show that I posed absolutely no threat physically to anyone, or anything, I even held out my wrists, with hands gently clasped, while openly inviting the two police officers to hand-cuff me, if they wished to do so. Voluntarily budging from my position was not an option for me in The Sight of The Lord. No arrest followed.
36. When the two officers realised, firstly that I was not about to comply with their UNLAWFUL directives, and secondly that I was clearly not fearful of getting myself arrested if need be, the two officers, rather than keeping their word and arresting me, as per their prior threats, instead stole my display-board, putting it in the police van.
37. I objected saying this was now theft of one of my possessions. I re-assert here that the police officers acted in the full knowledge that I was doing nothing wrong, and I was perfectly entitled to be where I was, and as with events on Gibraltar National Day last year, it was fanciful in the extreme for the prejudicial police to consider me being a physical threat to any-one.
38. Meanwhile, the second police officer, stayed beside me, and persistently tried in vain to persuade me to move away. In stating my reasons for flatly refusing to follow their UNLAWFUL orders, no budge from the bench occurred.
39. It was pointed out that the police officers, by taking my display-board without my express permission, and amidst my protestations, were now in the process of actually committing the criminal offence of theft from a person.
40. At that moment, I saw a few members of the church leadership team, momentarily stood observing the unfolding street-theatre. Nothing was said to any of them.
41. I merely smiled nicely at one of them, but I was nevertheless glad that they could at least witness first hand the friendly engagement of their so-called “harasser”.
42. The second police officer said to me that he himself had not actually stolen the display-board, implying that the other police officer had been the one who had committed that particular offence.
43. It was nice to be reminded of the obvious, and rather than accuse the second police officer of being fully complicit in the first police officer’s theft, as I perhaps should have done, I simply smiled at the second officer, and informed him that the words on the display-board, had actually come from The Second Coming of Christ, for Whom I work as a disciple. That’s true whether it is believed or not.
44. While the general discussion remained at all times reasonably good-natured, I was nevertheless making a very serious point to the second police officer.
45. Sadly, all I got from the first police officer was one more warning notice that if I had not moved on by the time of their return, I would indeed be arrested.
46. I was duly told that alternatively, if I followed the van on foot, then I could collect my display-board at a point some unknown distance away from the church.
47. However, just as I sought clarification, as part of an attempted exquisite torment, the van slowly drove away in a deliberate stop/start fashion. I felt this was a little bit unprofessional, but I confess plainly that I could also see the funny side of it. However, I wanted no part in their cat and mouse game, so I sat back on the bench and waited for them to return to arrest me as promised.
48. I duly waited patiently to see if the two police officers would return to keep their word about arresting me.
49. About fifteen minutes later, the two police officers did indeed return in their van to the scene of their crime, where the criminal offence of theft from a person had occurred a quarter of an hour earlier.
50. Other uniformed police officers were now in the back of the van, but none got out.
51. The first police officer instead of arresting me as he promised, invited me again to follow the van on foot, in order to collect my display-board, but when I approached the van for clarification, the police simply drove off again.
52. I suspect they did this to save a bit of face, because they would have known full well that arresting me, for doing absolutely nothing wrong, was not really an attractive option for them, and I suspect they knew full well that they would be on very dodgy ground if they escalated matters.
53. By this time, it was the church premises, rather than me getting locked-up, and the smallish Gibraltar Methodist Church Sunday services’ congregation had for the most part vacated the area.
54. No part of their service at any time was interrupted or affected by my vigil, and so most I dare-say, were blissfully unaware of what was going on – such was the degree of “harassment” on show.
55. There had been no scenes. Nothing unsavoury had happened, other than officers had given back-word about arresting me, and my display-board had been nicked by a copper to save face, and
perhaps keep on the right side of a police authority member named Fidel Patron – the Minister there.
56. A church member whom I know on first name terms, named John Culato, who was the one locking up the church premises, came over to me, said hello, and shook my hand by way of a warm greeting. We did not discuss the police presence, save me mentioning that the Royal Gibraltar Police had just gone and nicked my display-board, for no
57. The following Monday morning, late Monday evening, and Tuesday morning, enquiries were made to the police about the whereabouts of my display-board, but as at Wednesday morning, I have had no success in locating my board and retrieving it, as the Mosques are next on my list of things to do with it.
PART THREE – THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ME
58. As briefly mentioned in paragraph 9, at one point in Sunday’s incident, one of the police officers used the word ”harassment”, in conversing with me. I am uncertain of the exact context in which the word “harassment” was deployed, and I do not know the identity of the complainant.
59. If displaying unequivocally unambiguous Holy Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, in a public place on a Sunday morning, for the benefit of Sunday worshipping Christians, who purport on their very own website to live by The Word of God, amounts to harassment, then so be it. It shows that the complainants are hypocrites who are the enemies of CHRIST, not followers of Him.
60. With the above in mind, I hereby challenge and encourage the complainants to follow-up their deeds in accordance with God’s Law and press ahead with any harassment charge which seemingly has been levelled against me, if the words of the first police officer are anything to go by.
61. Perhaps THE COMPLAINANT might like to call upon Inspector Cavallo Soane, as their witness to a previous peaceful and friendly close encounter at the same location.
62. Or alternatively, perhaps THE COMPLAINANT might like to be reminded of how a Police Authority Member played a major part in fulfilling John 16.
16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
16:2 They shall put you out of the churches: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not KNOWN the Father, nor me.
63. In short, the complainant’s actions run contrary to words of the Gibraltar Methodist Church website where it says this:
“We believe in the Bible as being the inspired word of God, given for our instruction.”
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two–edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12)
64. The UNLAWFUL follow-up actions of the Police, without proper investigation, arguably bring into question the impartiality of The Royal Gibraltar Police, particularly as the Methodist Minister just so happens to be a member of The Gibraltar Police Authority.
65. Whilst displaying Holy Scripture publicly may not be that fashionable in Gibraltar, in the modern era, since when has it been made illegal, under your government’s UNLAWFUL legislation?
66. Here in Gibraltar, within the Crime Act 2011, Part 6, the offence of harassment is itemised in detail. Perhaps the Police Complaints Board should ask one of their long-standing Police Authority members how passively displaying Holy Scripture from chapter six of The Gospel of Matthew, and chapter 17, of The Book of Acts in a designated public space amounts to harassment of a church openly proclaiming on their website that “The Bible is the inspired word of God, given for our instruction?”
PART FOUR – THE POLICE ACTIONS WERE UNLAWFUL
67. From the onset, I advised the two police officers that their actions on this occasion were UNLAWFUL, and that they had no jurisdiction over me in this instance. I was not breaking THE LAW, and was in no way shape or form threatening to do so.
68. The argument in support of this advice about their jurisdiction, which I freely offered to the police officers can be found within The Challenge document and is ALSO attached here as Appendix A.
69. However, Sunday was admittedly a bit too hot for the first police officer to do his job properly and properly assess the situation, which is something he plainly did not do. I conclude that neither of the two police officers involved in the theft, have the faintest notion of where they really get their jurisdiction from.
70. Police Complaint Board members are advised not to make the same mistake as the two police officers. Furthermore, any replication of the wilful blindness previously on show as a result of the Casemates Square Blues incident, on Gibraltar National Day last year, will be no excuse on Judgement Day.
Casemates Square Blues
PART FIVE – THE REMEDY
71. There are four component parts to the remedy.
72. First, I request that my display-board be returned to me without delay, and a sincere and friendly apology from the two misguided police officers would be particularly well-received.
73. Second, as a learning lesson, I want the Police Complaints Board to examine whether it is ethical for police officers to make idle unlawful threats of arrest, as they have plainly done in this
instance. I consider the police conduct, in not following up their promises/threats to unlawfully arrest me, to lack integrity and therefore amount to an abuse of power.
74. Third, if Fidel Patron, or indeed any other member or members of the Gibraltar Methodist Church, wish to file an official complaint of “harassment” against me to The Royal Gibraltar Police, then I would happily hand myself in, and duly stand trial under God’s Law for such an accusation. God’s Law is the only LAW which Elizabeth, the fake queen promised to maintain to the utmost of her power.
75. She did this by swearing on and kissing The Holy Bible as part of The Coronation Oath on 2nd June 1953, and whether the Police Complaints Board members like it or not, that, and that alone, is the sole source of The Royal Gibraltar Police jurisdiction over me, before God.
76. If I have broken THE LAW in this particular instance, let me be duly punished in accordance with God’s LAW.
77. Fourth, if my arrest is under serious consideration by the Royal Gibraltar Police, then with respect, I recommend that Inspector Cavallo Soane, who I understand is quite an expert in fraud by all accounts, be the Royal Gibraltar Police officer designated to invoke such an arrest, as the fraud underpinning and related to this incident vitiates everything.